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    March 18, 2013
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as we are making illegal the possession of hollow point munition that has no place in our society here, we know that if the next county over doesn't do the same thing or the next region, it will come in very easily. we have to work locally, regionally and nationally. and so as we do these things i'm going to continue to talk about our need to support senator feinstein's national effort for the assault weapons ban that she had in the 90's and that expired in 2004. it's going to be a lot more comprehensive and we need to have that. it's going to be an uphill fight, as president obama has reminded us, but we have it keep talking about it. we have to keep it in the forefrupt. we have to keep the pictures of our youth in front of us in everything that we do. this is what i am willing to do and again continue asking everybody for help in the city because the more i do that, the more of the graciousness of our
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community comes out because this is not something that just law enforcement can do, it's got to be our whole society acting together. thank you. (applause). * * * * * * * * * >> good evening. the regular meeting for the board of education for tuesday march 12, 2013 is now called to order.
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roll call please. thank you. >> thank you. /phaoez join me in the pledge of allegiance. can i hear second? thank you. this is for january 22, 2013.
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roll call please. >> thank you. miss lee, my wong, mr. haney, miss mendoza, miss nor tan. item b. present to the board. >> thank you president norton. good evening. a few comments for tonight. or school site planning was held on march 2. it was very attended. i want to thank everyone that attended. this was an opportunity for everyone to learn about the district's goals moving forward and how to create a plan for how our sites will allocate and use their resources. if you were not
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able to attend this year's summit, we look forward to seeing you next year. in the meantime, we encourage parents to have a robust conversation about using resources aligned to budget priorities. we also urge you to look at the school's website where the powerpoint presentations talking about the district goals are also going to be posted. i believe they're already posted so we invite you to look there as well. as you know, march is nutrition awareness month. we focus on promoting our wellness policy and promoting nutrition education lessons in diabetes and heart disease. schools can
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promote healthier eating by adding foods that are bright in color and limited chips and candy. it is the perfect opportunity to practice healthy eating habits so i encourage everyone to make a commitment to healthier lifestyle. i also would like to mention that i, along with our superintendent, had the honor and privilege of being able to perform with the school of the orchestra in the play of 42 street. how about a round of applause for the students. while the students were so gracious in allowing us to sit in with them, we were absolutely impressed with the level of musicality and
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professional i. demonstrated by the students there. we are so very fortunate gnat to have them as part of our district and also their director who was very accommodating. we had a great time and i look forward to other opportunities to sit in. we also had a fantastic youth arts festival in our city. this ten day long event is a celebration of student creativity showcasing students as writers, dancers, actors, et cetera. live music, theater and dance performances. we are very thankful that it is put on by the asian art /phaou see /phaou -- we'll practice --
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>> you expect us all to play, yeah. >> so thank you to them. they were wonderful. in this week's examiner column i wanted to draw your attention to our ongoing budget discussions. we're currently operating in uncertain budgetary times. we hope that that in fact comes to fruition, however, the legislature has not voted yet, but we may see some increase in funding due to prop 30 which we supported in very high numbers and we may some additional resources which includes local funding formula. we will
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continue to keep you abreast. i had the opportunity to be in washington dc this weekend with commissioners wynn, haney and mendoza. there is much work to be done on capitol hill, many people don't appear to be speaking about finding solutions so we'll keep you up to date on what happens and what develops and how that will affect us. pi day is coming
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up. this includes reciting piems instead of poems. google pi and see how many digits there are. we want to encourage everyone to engage in that activity. it's a lot of fun with math. again, have a great march. spring break is almost upon us. >> item c. we have [inaudible] university women's [inaudible] summer program on the occasion of women's history month. may i hear a motion please? thank you. commissioner [inaudible] is the sponsor of this accommodation. would you read it for us please?
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>> i'd be happy to start us off with my sponsors and i'll start and they will continue. thank you. whereas the mission of the american association of university women founded in 1881 is to promote equity for all women and girls. and the seven star award winning san francisco branch is committed to supporting our diverse community by increasing opportunities for women and girls, initiating collaborations and mentor ships and providing leadership for community impact. >> whereas the landmark 2010 aau study why so few, the women in science engineering in mathematics shows statistics women in this field. these
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barriers include stereo types, gender bias in the colleges and universities. the continue to block women's progress in these fields and offers recommendations to further open [inaudible] in 1998, aau launch a summer camp to help middle school 7th grade girls to continue their interests in engineering and math. despite [inaudible] to address the deficiencyings /tkepl -- demonstrated in the 2010 report. those girls that would benefit most from the program and as a reflection of this commitment to /soes owe
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economic diversity, the aauw [inaudible] week long residential camp conducted at stanford university and sonoma state universities and... >> whereas more than 150 [inaudible] unique program often setting them on an of the program have come from everett [inaudible] james [inaudible] martin luther king junior, [inaudible] clear lily, hoovers james lake, benjamin franklin middle school. each school
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receives copies of the odd vocation forms [inaudible] and were has expressed his commitment to expanding december /treubgt programs in to seven fields to better prepare students for [inaudible] focused its agenda on a strategic approach to execute this bill. we commend the american association of the university women's expresses its deepest appreciation for the support the branch has shown to advance the [inaudible] by middle schoolgirls. >> thank you. i don't have any public speakers signed up for this item. i was thinking we could have comments from the board vote and then if you
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wanted your guests to say a few words after we present the certificates. any comments welcome from the board members. any comments from board members? >> just if i may say i'm a proud member of aauw and have been aware of this program for a number of years and wanna commend the association but the local chapter for the wonderful work they do. i've been to some of their events, they're fantastic. >> thank you. any other comments. >> i just wanted to thank commissioner [inaudible] for having such a full and robust presentation. we heard quite a few presentations and also from [inaudible] university women so really this is just in lock step of what we're doing here in san francisco unified school district and i'm grateful that
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we're creating a partnership and growing friendship to help move along into this field and encourage young women in their college years to move forward to fabulous careers so thank you very, very much. >> agreed. all right. roll call please. thank you, miss lee, miss williams, [inaudible] miss wynn and miss martin. >> all right. so would you like to do the honors of presenting the certificate... >> i would. >> it's time to applaud.
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>> good evening commissioners and friends. i'm kathy, president of aau w san francisco and we're delighted to be here to tell you about tech trek. i am aaw members have earned at least a two year degree from an accredited university. one of our successful programs that you are commending today is tech trek providing scholarships for middle schoolgirls to attend math and science camps and
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we're still accepting do nations to send 15 girls to summer camp this summer. if you'd like more information about our branch, log on to aaw.sforg. tech trek dove tails with the [inaudible] learning opportunities and to target underrepresented populations. thank you commissioners for the commendation a wonderful recognition of the hard work of our cochairs, our tech trek committee members, donors and friends. and last but not least, the tech trek girls.
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thank you. >> good evening commissioners. i'm delighted to help shepherd aaw and tech trek. this came about when we saw 7th girls were losing interest in math and science. the first residential camp opened at stanford university in 1998. schools are encouraged to nominate girls to the program. each girl gets a full /kol scholarship to attend.
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michelle wong will follow who also went to stanford camp. so shannon. >> 10,080 amazing minutes with 75 total strangers my own age. seven days of studying /pha*ts and science at a college campus. i have to thank aaw camp for working so hard to send me to tech trek. this has allowed me a once in a lifetime chance that meant the world to me. >> good evening. tech trek. never have i ever been part of
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such a motivating place. with tech trek i was able to have a push to pursue my interest in science and math. without that push i probably wouldn't have gone to lowel. so my favorite aspect about it is getting around all these other females that are just as motivated about the topics as you. tech trek will get you there. may tech trek motivate and inspire
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young women across the nation forever more. >> thank you commissioners. now, it is my very great pleasure to call upon the superintendent for our next item. >> thank you president norton. this is always one of my favorite items in our board
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meetings where we get to talk about our national board certified teachers. it seems like every year we get to add more and more teachers to this illustrious list. if i can just describe a little bit about this board. we're honored this evening to honor or nationally board certify teachers. this is an advanced teaching credential. it is achieved upon successful completion of a voluntary assessment program designed to recognize teachers who meet high standards. our candidates complete ten assignments that include four portfolio entries and six constructed response
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exercises that assess content knowledge. those these are -- these are the best of the best. there are 28 teachers who have completed this rigorous process. thanks to our wonderful teachers who continue to go above and beyond for our wonderful students. in terms of a per ratio or per capita, we have the greatest number of nationally board certified teachers in california, and maybe in the country, right here in san francisco. at this point i'd like to turn over the presentation to maggie, who is coordinator for the national [inaudible] provider program and our executive director human resources, mary richards, who will also take it from here.
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>> good evening commissioners, superintendent, distinguished againsts and staff members. one thing -- and thank you so much superintendent for your thoughts on that. one thing i always admired is national board teachers go through this rigorous process while they're working full-time and it's an extraordinary commitment and so this achievement is even more extraordinary so really congratulations on that. before i list out our honorees i wanted to thank all the folks that make this possible. i understand that kay garcia is not here, but she is our
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regional outreach director so thank you to kay. sandy dean is here and she is the director for stanford and the resource center so sandy, if you're around, wave your hand or stand up. thank you so much. terry [inaudible] -- i see her in the front row and she is one of -- she's got her deep heart and soul in this work for many years and she is one of our main supporters from the san francisco school alliance and terry stand up. thank you so much terry for your support in this. carey, i also see and she was formally supported this program with all our teachers at the district level so carry, thank you for that. and she's here again, will never go away. and again, our super
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mentioned maggie and she is our heart and soul. she gives them everything that they need to endure this and be successful in this. so thank you so much for your work. and of course, no program could be successful without funders. the morris [inaudible] foundation, san francisco school alliance, and thni-nabts so thank you to all the folks -- oh, i'm sorry. and of course my deb debra, everybody's debra. i wanna take the largest part of her. did she is an extraordinary leader and support person and thinker and so without further adieu, i would like to bring up
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the honorees. so i think you'll come up into the center field. and i guess our superintendent will come -- they will come in and form the arc. and our first is pamela [inaudible] from hill crest elementary school. and she's got a new wonderful baby that has been applauding her all the way through [inaudible]. here we come. we get a two for here. you're proud of your mama, i know. peter rogers,
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rooftop. maria [inaudible], sheridan elementary; whitney
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rowe, [inaudible] elementary school; theresa shade, hill crest elementary; [inaudible] lau, mission high school;